The Holiday season was made a little darker for some as Christmas decorations were stolen from two locations in Covington late Monday or early Tuesday.
The Georgia Department of Education has announced that three Newton County schools have been named 2015 Title I Reward Schools - East Newton Elementary, Mansfield Elementary ...
Members of the American Heritage Girls helped make the day a little sweeter for Newton County firefighters Tuesday.
Around 3,000 runners and walkers came to Covington to support the Covington Police Department and participate in the annual Fuzz Run Saturday.
In response to questions from residents, local law enforcement is letting the public know that the threats on social media towards schools and officers on September 11 are not credible.
UPDATE: West Newton Elementary School buses resumed taking students home after Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies declared the area all-clear.
All Newton County public schools will release students early Friday for parent/teacher conferences.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) recently celebrated the opening of its new South DeKalb Campus, located at 2460 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, Georgia 30035, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and is planning a series of business development events at the new campus.
In December of 2011 13-year-old Jajuan Shaw wrote a column that concluded with the sentence "God has blessed me with so much and my autism will not hold me back."
The Newton County Arts Association is holding auditions for "The Nutcracker," Saturday, Sept. 12.
With the Miracle League Complex pretty much complete, long-time Recreation Board of Commission member Kay Strickland has stepped down. At the Sept. 1 Board of Commissioner's meeting, Chairman Keith Ellis announced the appointment of Scheree Howard to the commission.
Over four years ago, Mack McKibben, composer, musician, arranger and business owner, began his band, Drive Time. Back then it only consisted of two musicians, and throughout the years - even though the ensemble has grown and shrunk - the band maintained its ability to make people smile.
The Child Fatality Panel has been helping to get the word out at Newton County High Schools about the dangers of texting and driving.
On Friday. Sept. 18, Pastor Clara Lett along with other prominent female Pastors, Ministers and First Ladies will be honored and inducted into the Hall of Faith by the Leading Ladies of Atlanta. The evening is to celebrate those who have sown into the Body of Christ and the Greater Atlanta Communities with dedication, commitment and excellence. The annual event will be held this year at the Atlanta Marriot Century Hotel in Atlanta. The Keynote Speaker for the night will be International Conference Speaker, Pastor, Preacher, Mentor, Mother and Wife, Medina Pullings.
The mayors of Newton County will run unopposed in this year's municipal elections.
The Georgia Attorney General officially approved Newton Medical Center's affiliation with Piedmont Healthcare Friday.
Crews were in downtown Covington this week, filming "The Coat of Many Colors," based on Dolly Parton's 1971 single of the same name. The story spans a nine-month period when Parton was eight years old, and stars Alyvia Alyn Lind as Parton, Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens, her grandfather, and Ricky Schroder and Jennifer Nettle as Robert Lee and Alvie Lee Parton, her parents.